Kite Pharma Advisors Get Award

Santa Monica-based Kite Pharma said today that two of its key advisors and scientific collaborators have won a big award. According to Kite Pharma, Stephen A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., who is Chief of Surgery at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and special advisor to Kite, plus Zelig Eshhar, Ph.D., Professor emeritus from the Weizmann Institute of Science and member of Kite’s scientific advisory board, have both been selected for the Novartis Prize for Clinical Immunology, for their research into the biology of the immune system. The two received the award along with collaborator Carl June, M.D. of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, who is unaffiliated with Kite Pharma. Kite is working on cancer immunotherapy products.